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R.B. Kitaj

20110309015411-kitaj390 Packing My Library   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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R.B. Kitaj at LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art December 18th, 2010 - July 4th, 2011
Posted 5/24/11

I’m packing my library to move. Yes, I am. I get to handle each of the thousands of books I own, the dust coating my hands, the acrid smell of bookstores and thriftstores and basements and the bright scents of fresh ink and the perfumes of the people who have owned them before me caught in between the yellowing pages, called “sunning” in the trade. Some I’ll turn over in my hands over and over like a gemstone plucked from the morain, some I’ll grab by the stackful and unceremoniously shove in... [more]

Small_sylvia-_yellow_book-for_web An Intimate Journey  
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Lynne Avadenka, Matthew Barney, IAIN BAXTER&, Christian Boltanski, Campbell, Sir Anthony Caro, Vija Celmins, Ed Fraga, Susan Goethel, Jane Hammond, Chido Johnson, Dennis Michael Jones, R.B. Kitaj, David Lambert, Ronald Allen Leax, Donald Lipski, Kathleen McShane, Eric Mesko, Sabrina Nelson, Matthew Shlian, Kiki Smith, Michael E. Smith, Jill Sylvia, Stella Waitzkin, Kara Walker, Peter Williams at OUAG - Oakland University Art Gallery January 8th, 2010 - April 4th, 2010
Posted 1/20/10

In an era where our relationship with books seems to be drifting away, where most of reading has become mechanistic and a means of acquiring information and conditioned by the quickness of the ever-changing technology, the Art of the Artist Book takes us on an other-worldly journey to a place where the book is treated as a precious and aesthetic focal point for sharing intimate feelings, inspiration, dreams, social commentary and memory. The artwork in this exhibit is excitingly diverse in terms... [more]

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